The selected cartoons appeared first in other publications, either in print or online, or on social media, and are credited appropriately.
Manjul, for Firstpost, takes a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress president Rahul Gandhi on their respective remarks. Rahul had raised the slogan ‘chowkidar chor hain’ to target Modi, whom he had accused of acting illegally in the Rafale deal. Modi, on the other hand, said that Rahul’s father and former PM Rajiv Gandhi died as ‘corrupt No. 1.
Sandeep Adhwaryu, for The Times of India, takes a swipe at political leaders, who are invoking the dead in this election season.
Sajith Kumar, for Deccan Herald, takes a jibe at the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) for losing another MLA, Devinder Sehrawat, who joined the BJP. With this, AAP lost two MLAs in less than a week.
Mahamud illustrates the long-drawn seven phase Lok Sabha elections.
Nala Ponnappa illustrates how psephologists are debating the outcome of the Lok Sabha elections, results of which will be announced on 23 May.
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